CS 386 Introduction to Automata Theory

Instructor Russ Abbott
Office ST 201F; 323-343-2161
Course web site abbott.calstatela.edu/Courses/CS386
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Office Hours See schedule. Please use email as an extension of (or even better, a substitute for) office hour visits.
Syllabus Hopcroft, et. al., Introduction to Automata Theory, languages, and Computation. Chapters 1-7.
Grading There will be one midterm and a final.  Although not a formula, the midterm and final will be weighted equally. Additional consideration will be given to the quality of your homeworks, reliability, timeliness, class participation, etc.

When deciding on a grade I will be asking myself  this question: based on your performance in this class, to what extent would I recommend you for work in this area. Your grade is the one (or two) character letter of recommendation I will write in answer to that question.